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Things To Do in Flathead Valley, Montana

The Flathead Valley is located in Northwestern Montana and is a sought after year-round destination. From charming small towns such as Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls, to infinite winter and summer activities – there’s something for everyone!

The village of Bigfork includes downtown shops, galleries, fine restaurants, live music and dancing and the Bigfork Summer Playhouse with live theater and professional productions that change throughout the summer with none of the hustle-bustle of a large city. Downtown Bigfork is also the center of all outdoor activities including fishing or sightseeing charters, bike rentals, kayak, canoe and paddle board, ski boats and jet ski rentals. Minutes away from the condo is the Swan River Nature Trail that runs the length of the famous ‘Wild Mile’ rapids. Run, walk, bike or fly fish along this beautiful hidden trail. The Eagle Bend Golf Course a 500 acre 27 hole master planned community is located 2 miles from downtown and offers the avid golfer the best in the valley. Eagle Bend is a public course and includes a restaurant and pro shop on site. Adjacent to the course is the Montana Athletic Club housing a complete work out center, pool, personal trainers, racquetball and tennis courts.

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Your vacation would not be complete without a day trip through Glacier Park and its many historic lodges. As you travel over the Going to the Sun Highway and the breathtaking views of The Big Sky of Montana you may see mountain goats, moose, elk, grizzly and black bear, big horn sheep, pristine high mountain lakes, many waterfalls and much more too numerous to mention. Your trip through Glacier Park and its majestic views will be one of the greatest memories you will ever have.

Browse our Flathead Valley Vacation Rentals to find your home base for Northwestern Montana activities such as downhill or cross country skiing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, rafting, golfing and more!

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Skiing:

Glacier National Park:

  • Narrow Path Adventures – 406.407.0743. Offering ATV rentals.
  • Glacier Raft Company – 406.888.5454. Offering whitewater rafting.
  • A Able Charters – Mike Howe – 406.257.5214. Offering guided fly fishing.
Outdoor Gear Rentals:
  • Bigfork Outdoor Rentals – 406.837.2498 – From boats to kayaks to float tubes to jet skis, Bigfork Outdoor Rentals rents out something for everyone.
Mountain Biking:
  • Basecamp Bigfork – 406.871.9733
Horseback Riding:
  • Swan Mountain Outfitters – 406.387.4405. Offering horseback riding and guided LAMA RIDES!
Hiking:
  • Wayfarers Stay Park Loop
  • Swan River Trail
  • Aneas Loop
  • Birch Lake Trail
  • Beardance Trail
  • Crater Lake
  • Strawberry Lake
  • Peterson Creek Trail

Golfing:

  • Eagle Bend
  • Village Greens
  • Buffalo Hill
  • Northern Pines

Restaurants & Bars:

Bigfork offers a variety of restaurants from sushi to fine dining to a brewery with breathtaking lake views.

  • Flathead Lake Brewery – Gorgeous Flathead Lake views, a variety of fresh beer made on-site, and huge portions of delicious American food! 116 Holt Dr, Bigfork, MT 59911 | (406) 837-2004
  • El Topo
  • Echo Lake Cafe
  • Burger Town
  • Showthyme
  • Great Northern Gourmet
  • Bigfork Inn
  • Grill 459
  • Fieldheads Coffee
  • Saketome Sushi
  • Pocketstone Cafe
  • Grateful Bread
  • A Bar
  • Marina Cay’s Tiki Bar
  • Old Bridge Pub

Ready to visit? Check out our Flathead Valley Vacation Rentals!